The Jenkins Effect: Veteran DBs' positive impact on the Saints Defense (1 Viewer)

By BT Boylan | SI

The Saints added veteran leadership to a young and talented defensive backfield with the additions of CB Janoris Jenkins and S Malcolm Jenkins.


The New Orleans Saints secondary has taken major strides towards becoming a game-changing group after three consecutive disappointing seasons between 2014-2016. Over those three years, New Orleans ranked in the bottom seven in the NFL in passing yards allowed, passing TDs allowed, and interceptions. Since 2017, the Saints have seen drastic improvement ranking 21st in passing yards allowed, 18th in passing TDs allowed, and 11th in interceptions.

Though the secondary has seen improvement in play since drafting CB Marshon Lattimore and FS Marcus Williams in 2017, a "Super Bowl or Bust" season is on the horizon. The Saints need their young secondary to make the jump to becoming one of the league’s best. Recognizing the need to bolster the defensive backfield, the Saints brought in two veteran DBs to help lead the young and talented group. ...

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